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the story of my 6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Lieutenant Mike, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Apr 7, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

    Lieutenant Mike Firefighter Mike

    Boaz AL
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    Some of this will be repetitive for some of you, here's the story. I purchased my cj6 from a local car lot about 18 months ago. It had to be brought home on a trailer. As soon as I got it home, I took a few pic's and statrted taking it apart. I had hopes of having it rebuilt and driving it in just a few months. Boy was I wrong.:rofl: As many of you know Mike Ruffin (Mcruff) has been a tremendous help to me. If it wasn't for his help I would be up the creek without a paddle and no Jeep. Here are some of the pic's from start to where we are today.
     
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  2. Apr 7, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

    Lieutenant Mike Firefighter Mike

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    more pic's
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

    Lieutenant Mike Firefighter Mike

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    Here is where I am today. It is getting closer. I almost have a complete rolling chasis.
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2007
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    Very cool!!! I need to get rolling on mine again. The frame's done, ready for reassembly, but nothing else is ready to put back on.:oops: :rofl:
     
  5. Apr 7, 2007
    Txjake

    Txjake I wrenched with Sparky

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    8) 8) 8) go Mike go!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Apr 7, 2007
    tarheelkidd

    tarheelkidd New Member

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    Hello Mike. It is coming along very nicely. It will be one fine jeep when you are finished.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2007
    russo

    russo Hope is not a method

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    You're doin' it right Mike. Lookin' great. Keep on keepin' on.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2007
    $ sink

    $ sink Gazillians of posts

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    Wow Mike, progress is good:coffee:
     
  9. Apr 8, 2007
    windyhill

    windyhill Sponsor

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    Looks good, what size lift and tires? Your tub looks pretty good too:)
     
  10. Apr 8, 2007
    Chuck

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    Nice looking project Mike & Mike. I'm sure it will look great when done.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

    Lieutenant Mike Firefighter Mike

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    Hey everyone, here are some of the upgrades and rebulids that I or (Mcruff) has done. Frame sandblasted and sprayed with etching primer then painted with high gloss black paint. Black Diamond 3'' lift with new shocks, 17x8 Eagle Alloys polished aluminum wheels and 34x10.5x17 SS LTB's. Motor completely rebuilt and balanced. New water pump, oil pump, distributor, cap rotary button, low end torque cam. flywheel balanced. I got a SM 420 trans, Novak adapter, and Mcruff rebuilt my Dana 18 T case. I got the twin stick from Nick Miller. The axles can from Coby. They are the 27 and 44 with 4:27 gears. Full floater kit in the rear axle. Disk brakes on all 4 corners. Lockright in the rear axle. I got my Saginaw steering box mount from Mcruff, as well as a set of 5 degree caster shims. I removed the under seat gas tank and put a rear tank in. As far as the body, I had the body blasted and painted with a epoxy primer. I have new, a front floor pan, tool box, tailgate, two new fenders, and a new rear crossmember. I almost have my chasis finished and it will be time to start on body work. I know I have left a few details out, but I am starting to see a jeep come togeather in my shop. My goal is to have it completely finished before Aug. ( thats when our first baby is due).

    I want to say Thanks to everyone for selling me parts, and helping me answer questions. I hope this jeep will turn out great and it will be something my family and I will enjoy for a long time.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2007
    Shannon

    Shannon New Member

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    Remember Mike, :beer: + :smash: = :driving:

    A cold beer and some beating and banging in the garage will = having it running in no time!!! :)

    It looks as you and Mcruff will have it going in no time.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2007
    JZ

    JZ Member

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    Looking real good Mike. I plan to be done in April (but I have been saying that for 2 years...)

    B^)
     
  14. Apr 11, 2007
    Flat47

    Flat47 Member

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    Mike,
    I noticed you're running a 231 intake. I'm going to be swapping my 225 intake for a 231, and was wondering what you used as a gasket on the EGR port to seal it up.
    Keep up the good work...looks great!

    Thomas
     
  15. Apr 11, 2007
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Mike, You're making me itchy to get working on mine again! Good work! Nickmil
     
  16. Apr 11, 2007
    lynn

    lynn Time machine / Early CJ5 HR Rep Staff Member

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    Looking great!! Keep us updated!! :beer:
     
  17. Apr 11, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

    Lieutenant Mike Firefighter Mike

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    Flat47, I am sad to say, I don't have the original 225 that came in my Jeep. The motor that was in it is the Buick 231 V6. I think it is out of a 1984 Buick. It came with the computer controlled carburator. I did away with that and went to a Rochester 2G carburator. My advise to you is to plan ahead with your carb, if you go to the 231 intake. There is a larger bolt pattern on the intake than is on the 2G. Mcruff is making me an adapter because I could not find a universal adapter to fit.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2007
    Flat47

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    I'm planning on running a Holley 2210 carb. It'll bolt right up, I just hope it all fits under the hood of my CJ2A.

    Thanks for the insight...keep posting those pics! Looks great!
     
  19. Apr 25, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Just an update, I ordered some more parts from Classic Enterprises today, I will take some pic's when the big brown truck comes. I am also planning on taking alot of pics when I start my body work. Maybe I can help someone in the future with installing some new body parts.

    Mcruff and I ran my fuel lines today.
     
  20. May 16, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Got my radiator back from getting recored, now I have to paint it. I also got my last body panels from Classic Enterprises yesterday. Progress, slowly but surely.
     

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